The San Diego Chargers had another disappointing 7-9 season in 2012, and long-time head coach Norv Turner paid for it finally after spending year after year on the hot seat.
Now with Mike McCoy as the head coach, here is the draft class he has to work with for his first season on the job.
San Diego Chargers Rookie Class Of 2013
1st Round: D.J. Fluker – Offensive Tackle
2nd Round: Manti Te'o – Inside Linebacker
3rd Round: Keenan Allen – Wide Receiver
5th Round: Steve Williams – Cornerback
6th Round: Tourek Williams – Defensive End
7th Round: Brad Sorensen – Quarterback
Undrafted Free Agent Rookies
Jahleel Addae – Defensive Back
Nick Becton – Tackle
Frank Beltre – Linebacker
Greg Brown – Defensive Back
Ben Cotton – Tight End
Marcus Cromartie – Defensive Back
Kwame Geathers – Nose Tackle
Michael Hill – Running Back
Byron Jerideau – Nose Tackle
Richard Kent – Punter
Jamarkus McFarland – Defensive End
Daniel Molls – Linebacker
Brandon Moore – Defensive End
Kenny Okoro – Defensive Back
Randy Richards – Tackle
David Rolf – Tight End
Luke Tasker – Wide Receiver
Devan Walker – Linebacker
After having an offense ranked in the bottom 10 in 2012, the Chargers have addressed the weak spots that could possibly put them back in the middle of the pack if not better this season. Tackle D.J. Fluker was a perfect addition to a revamped line that also added former Philadelphia Eagles tackle King Dunlap to anchor the other end of the line.
To go along with the new additions on the line, look for receivers Keenan Allen and Luke Tasker on Sundays relieving Malcom floyd of all the double coverage he commands. Tasker might only be 5-11, but his nickname is Steele and weighs 190 pounds. Another thing Steele has going for him is that he is the son of Buffalo Bills All-Time great Steve Tasker.
To go along with the additions to their offense the Chargers also beefed up their pass rush after ranking 18th in the league last season.
Manti Te'o should fit right in on a defense that is looking for a strong passionate leader. Te'o was by far the best linebacker in college football last season, and only slipped to the second round due to his inability to figure out real from fake in his personal life.
To go along with Te'o the Chargers added seven defensive ends. Jamarcus McFarland should find himself starting at some point this season, while Tourek Williams should see the majority of his snaps at outside linebacker.